Several Central Indiana rivers are under flood warning for several days… including the White and Wabash.
This is due to the heavy rain that fell over past 24 hours (notice the 3″+ report in Kokomo) and what we expect to fall this afternoon/evening.
A highly saturated atmosphere will support an additional .25″ to locally 1″ of new rain between now and midnight. This will aggravate lowland flooding and keep river levels high.
Thankfully cloud cover and cooler surface temperatures will spare Central Indiana from another round of severe storms…though a strong storm can’t be ruled out in extreme southeastern Indiana. But the greatest severe threat is in eastern Kentucky southward into the Tennessee Valley where the air mass is much more unstable.
The humid air in place today will give way to much cooler air over the next 24 hours. This sets the stage for temperatures to be 10-15° BELOW normal.
This transition will wring out another impressive bout of rain this afternoon/evening.
Expect soggy conditions for the ride home from work, and continuing well into the evening. This will likely be enough to cancel soccer and baseball practices.
By Friday morning clouds should clear and you’ll definitely feel the change! Bus stop temperatures will be in the upper 30s, with a stiff westerly wind making it feel much colder than that.
Afternoon temperatures will struggle to hit 50 for areas north and northwest of Indy. The 50° high in Indianapolis as well below the average of 62°
After a chilly Saturday and Sunday morning, the air mass modifies significantly. Expect a pleasant finish to the second-half of the weekend. Long range models indicate we may be dealing strong to severe storms again next Wednesday night into Thursday. Stay tuned for changes to the forecast.